While we try to put out a Geek In Review podcast episode weekly, we average about 40 episodes a year, so the math tells us that we skip a week every month. Still, not too shabby if we say so ourselves.
We have a number of interviews and ideas lined up for 2020, but we wanted to take a quick look back one last time at 2019 and point out a list of episodes that were popular with our audience. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to them yet, give it a try and let us know what you think.
Before we start the list, we wanted to thank all of our guests who have taken the time to talk with us and put up with the joys of building a garage band style podcast… and all the technical difficulties that entails. We’d also want to thank Jerry David DeCicca and Eve Searls for the music that you hear on the podcast.
Let’s jump into the ten most popular episodes:
Number One: The Pros and Cons of Working Remotely
We have twelve stories from legal professionals and what they see as the benefits and detriments of working from non-traditional spaces.
Number Two: Data Science Superhero
Jennifer Roberts discusses her work as a Data Scientist in the legal field. She thinks that law firms are just scratching the surface when it comes to the value of data.
Number Three: Bringing Sexy Back… To Legal Publishing
Our friend Ed Walters from Fastcase discusses the number of challenges that face the legal publishing profession, but that one area of opportunity may be in the revamping of print titles.
Number Four: The Legal Tech and Innovation Pipeline
We sit down with legal innovators in law firms and law schools, as well as a law student, and a BigLaw partner to determine the actual processes and roadblocks of teaching innovative techniques to law students, and what exactly are law firms and others doing to drive, or dissuade these processes.
Heather Ritchie discusses her article on collaboration between the Knowledge teams within a law firm. As someone once said, “if collaboration was a vegetable, it would be Brussel Sprouts.” Can different teams and departments get past their own individual models and find ways to make the whole firm better through collaboration?
Number Six: Reducing Stress During Law School Finals and Can Law Firms Go Sole Or No Legal Information Provider?
In this split episode, we hear from a number of law schools on things they do to reduce student stress at finals. In addition, we talk with David Whelan on what it means to go sole, or no provider when it comes to legal information products.
Number Seven: Legal Hackathons
Vishal Agnihotri discusses the process, value, and popularity of Legal Innovation Hackathons.
Number Eight: Georgia’s Copyright Claim on Its Statutes
We actually did two episodes on this one. Tom Gaylord of Northwestern Law School previews the issues the Court faced this year, and Ed Walters and Kyle Courtney give us an overview of the Court’s oral argument session.
Number Nine: Legal Data Analytics
Dr. Carla Rydholm from Lex Machina discusses how legal data is converted into analytics and what the value of those analytics means for lawyers and researchers.
Ivy Grey talks with us about the nuances between creativity and innovation, and how bosses and employees may be on two different wavelengths when it comes to the best ways to produce a creative environment.
It almost feels unfair to only list ten episodes, but we have to cut off somewhere. Take the time to check out all of the episodes and catch up on some that you may have missed over the past eighteen months or so. And, don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review The Geek In Review.